Modem problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Vikash, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Vikash

    Vikash Guest

    Hi

    Since yesterday I've been unable to get on the 'net reliably. Sometimes when I try to dial out XP just sits there claiming it's dialling indefinitely (no tone, dialog appears saying "Dialing <isp number>"). Sometimes, it does connect, but the PC immediately freezes (no keyboard or mouse response, hard reset required). And sometimes XP thinks I don't have a modem installed and the Modems Control Panel shows that my "Best Data Fax Modem" is not present.

    A day earlier it was fine. Yesterday it worked fine once out of about 15 attempts at connecting.

    What could be wrong?

    Thanks
    Vik
     
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    new modem cost u 10 bucks rip it out of there and see how far u can throw it down the street :)
     
  3. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    i would personaly get a external modem, they just seem better than internal ones, us-robotics data modems are very good.